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that just doesn't happen just did: a pope resigned. pope benedict xvi 85 years old and frail told a meeting of cardinals today he no longer has the physical and mental strength to carry out his responsibilities. on february 28 he will become the first phone step down since the 15th century, leaving the church in search of a new leader. we have a team of correspondents covering this historic day and the future of the catholic church beginning with allen pizzey in vatican city. >> reporter: the surprise announcement was delivered to a gathering of cardinals in latin. citing his age pope benedict said to do his work both strength of mind and body are necessary and that his have deteriorated "to the extent that i have to recognize my incapacity to fulfill the ministry entrusted to me." vatican sources said the pope had been considering his resignation for some time but the clerics who heard it were still taken by surprise according to bishop oscar sanchez. "we were all stunned" he said. "all the cardinals looked at each other and that was it. we asked for a last blessing." but perhaps they shou
catholics are holding their breath. the stunning news that pope benedict is resigning at the end of the month is a game-changer. after he resigns, the vatican says benedict will live in a monastery in vatican city. meanwhile, the process to elect his successor is already underway. we have this report from vatican city. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi is about to make history. the 85-year-old leader of the catholic church is resigning at the end of the month. he's the first pope to do so in 600 years. the pope's announcement came as a surprise to all but his closest confidantes. he said because of his age and deteriorating health, "i have had to recognize my incapacity to fulfill the ministry entrusted to me." church leaders were shocked and saddened. >> like watching your own dad get old. and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being the head of a family involves. >> reporter: benedict xvi will remain pope until 8:00 p.m. on february 28. shortly after that, the college of cardinals will gather in the sistine chapel to elect the new pope. benedict's suc
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what people are talking about tonight. >> pope benedict xvi makes the surprising news this morning at a meeting with bishops. anna matranga has the latest. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi stunned the public saying he no longer has the strength to do the job. church leaders express their sadness. >> it's like watching your own dad get old and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being the lead of the family involves. >> reporter: postseason benedict became the head of the catholic church in 2005. he tackled the priest abuse scandal apologizes to victims and acknowledging the church's mistake. there's several contenders but no clear front runner. >> who among this body has the qualifications, the characteristics, the spiritual gifts to fill that chair. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi appointed half the cardinals who will choose his successor. anna matranga, wjz news. >> so how are arch arch bishops and catholics responding to this announcement? >> reporter: like many people across the world right now they're very surprised and
are shocked by the departure of pope benedict the 16th. he says he does not have the energy to continue. wjz is live and we have the impact on the catholic church and its members here in maryland. >> reporter: benedict the 16th was elected pope in 2005. tonight, catholics including those here in baltimore give their reaction to him resigning and they also tell us what the future of the catholic church now is. news that pope benedict the 16th announced his resignation stunned catholics worldwide. the. >> like watching your own dad get old and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being the head of the family and all that involves. >> reporter: the pontiff says he's step down at the end of the month. he told cardinals he no longer has the strength to do the job. he's the first pope to resign in 600 years. experts say it's something that just doesn't happen. a culture where biblical doctrine rules, change is slow. the faithful are left wondering what happens next. >> i think that whomever they elect, i think must first and foremost be a faithful
, will continue to update you on this developing story throughout the newscast. >> pope benedict xvi will celebrate ash wednesday mass at the vatican tomorrow. it will be his last public appearance before the pontiff steps down at the end of the month. danielle nottingham reports for wjz have the vatican. >> reporter: the crowds in st. peter's square are speculating about who will replace pope benedict xvi. some feel the time has come for more diversity in the catholic church. >> i think it will be good to have a black pope. >> i'm from venezuela. and we hope to get a pope from another country. >> i don't think it matters where they are from, as long as they're open thelogically to opening many -- welcoming as many people into the church as possible. >> reporter: cardinal could be the first black pope. cardinal armelino. and scolia one of the strongest european candidates. pope benedict is stepping down because the 85-year-old said he no longer has the physical or mental strength to lead. >> reporter: the vatican just disclosed that pope benedict
sure you're ready. at devry.edu. ♪ ♪ >> pelley: we learned today that once pope benedict leaves office his new title will be bishop emeritus of rome. today, ash wednesday, benedict explained his decision to retire saying "i am no longer capable of carrying out peter's ministry with the strength needed." alan pizzey is in vatican city. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: flash photography is frownd upon in st. peter's basilica but it was a sin worth committing today as the faithful crowded in to get a glimpse of the pope at his last public mass. benedict's frailty which played a part in his decision to resign, was evident. but so, too, was the faith and sense of duty which made him take a job he said he never wanted. he said the mass was a good opportunity to thank everyone and ask for a special remembrance in prayer. he used his homily to criticize recent in-fighting among priests at the vatican, saying the church's image had been hurt. the mood was bittersweet. tears wiped away discreetly. ( applause ) and a very unchurch-like standing ovation in the basilica where popes are both announced and b
, the resignation of pope benedict xvi. this morning, catholics around the world and here in baltimore are reacting to the announcement that seemed to up can out of nowhere. mike is live with the latest this morning. good morning, mike. >> reporter: good morning, don, good morning, everybody he has been pope for seven years he did what he said he was going to do, which is if he couldn't carry on job duties any more, he would resign. a revelation that stunned catholics worldwide. pope benedict xvi is resigning. no group appears for surprised than the cardinals the pope first told. >> it's like watching your own dad get old an admit he is not up to the duties of being the head of the family. >> reporter: the pontiff said he will step down at the end of the mon the 85-year-old told cardinals he no longer has the strength to do the job. he is the first pope to resign in 600 years. experts say it's something that just doesn't happen. >> a culture where biblical doctrine rules, tradition is steadfast and change is slow. faithful wondering what happens
. >> speculation this morning over who will lead the catholic church now that pope benedict xvi has announced his historic resignation. >> a pretty dramatic change. it means he'll go from wearing a robe all day to wearing a robe all day. >> "top gear" has shown a video of a helicopter racing a cobra with a disastrous ending. >> the end of the mardi gras season. >> i like it very much. >> all that -- >> the westminster dog show is back. >> keep mice from overrunning their mistresses' boudoirs. >> that's interesting. >> top ten questions on the application to become a swimsuit model. >> how does brent musburger describe you? >> and all that matters -- >> awarded the medal for courageous action. his son stole the show playing peek-a-boo. >> colin is not as shy as clint. >> on "cbs this morning." >> lightning struck the vatican just hours after pope benedict would be announce-- pope benedict poebz a announced his resignation. >> what will the pope do? he could become the most distinguished walmart greeter of all time. >>>, with >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." naerk north korea he
>>> stunning announcement, pope benedict xvi steps down. >> why he says the time is right. >>> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >>> catholics are stun ned by the pope's resignation. now the question is, who will replace pope benedict xvi. a report from the vatican. >> pope benedict xvi stunned the vatican saying he no longer has the strength to do the job. the 85-year-old says he will step down at the end of the month becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years. church leaders express their sadness. >> it's like watching your own dad get old and admit that he's not up to all the duties that being the head of the family involves. >> the news quickly spread through saint peters square. >> i hope the next pope can be better than this one. >> pope benedict became head of the catholic church in 2005 succeeding pope john paul, ii. he talked the priest scandal. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes. there are a lot of question marks over the way he dealt with the sex scandal. >> this is a historic m
on this breaking story. >>> there is more information about the sudden resignation of pope benedict xvi. the pontiff said he is stepping aside because he does not have the strength of mind or body. catholic officials hope to elect a news pope before easter. danielle nottingham has the latest from the vatican. >> reporter: the crowds in st. peter's square are speculating about who will replace pope benedict xvi. some feel the time has come for more diversity in the catholic church. >> perhaps it will be good to have a black pope. >> i'm have south america, from venezuela, and we hope to get a pope from another country. >> i don't think it matters where they're from, as long as they're wel open thelogically to welcoming in as many people into the church as possible. >> reporter: names are surfacing. cardinal peter turkson from ghana, could be the first black pope. cardinal sand ri of argentina is considered the top candidate from latin america. and andrew skoala is considered one of the strongest european candidates. pope benedict is stepping down bec
have a new pope sooner than expected. just a few days before stepping down, pope benedict xvi changes church law in historic move. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi has revised the rule on how his successor will be chosen. cardinals no longer have to wait 15 days after the pope resigns to begin voting for a new holy father. after benedict steps down on friday, cardinals can decide to move up the secret ceremony to elect a pope known as the conclave. >> i think they should do it as quickly as possible. >> i'm very surprised, i thought it would be something that took a lot longer. >> reporter: the vatican would like a new pope in place on march 24th. that means the new pope must be installed a week earlier. when the voting starts, scotish cardinal keith o bryan will be noticeably absent. o'brien resigned under allegations that he behaved inappropriately with other priests 30 years ago. he says he does not want the allegation to be a distraction. >> the fact that his registration -- resignation has been accepted by pope benedict is good. not in
a starting date for the conclave that will pick the next pope. in his last sunday service today pope benedict reassured roman catholics that he will continue to serve god when he entered retirement on thursday. but as that transition gets under way allen pizzey reports a new vatican scandal has emerged. >> reporter: benedict used his final sunday blessing to assure the estimated 100,000 people in st. pelter's square that he wasn't abandoning the church. the 85-year-old pope said he would continue to serve but in a way more suitable to my age and my strength. the crises that sapped his strength continue to swirl even as benedict goes into what he called a new life of prayer and meditation. three priests and a former cleric have claimed that cardinal keith o'brien in scottland engauged in inappropriate contact with them 30 years ago. their charges were sent to the vatican a week before the pope resigned. the myriad scandals in the church didn't worry elizabeth walsh of st. paul minnesota. >> it's if god's hands. the holly spirit has been with the church for 2,000 years. i don't think it is all
with reaction from local catholics. first more on the shocking revolution. >> pope benedict xvi delivered the surprising message in a speech to cardinals at the vatican this morning. the 85-year-old said he will step down february 28th because he's simply too old to carry on. the leader said carrying out his duties required, quote both strength of mind and body. the news stunned church leaders around the world. >> i have to be honest, i'm shocked. >> it's the first time a pope has resigned in 600 years. on the streets of europe some people refused to believe it. he said it can't be true, it would be too huge for the church for something like this to happen. the pope deserves respect for making such a personal and corageous decision to quit. the pope's resignation sets the time for a replacement. he had big shoes to fill in 2005 when he succeeded john paul, ii. one of his biggest tasks is responding to the priest scandal. today they called it a decision of great importance for the life of the church and said he will dedicate the rest of his life to prayer. >> as you can imagine the pope's
, but was revived and then died last night. >>> now to vatican city where pope benedict thanks members of the vatican's central administration for their support before he leaves office. he spoke with a group of personnel, some privately, and then tomorrow, pope benedict will hold his last sunday blessing. here in ballet bhoash local parishioners held a mass in honor of the 85-year-old. >> reporter: a mass of thanksgiving. catholics say good-bye to pope benedict xvi. >> we want to pray for him. >> reporter: hundreds packed the pews for huh this historic service. it's the first time living pope has retired since 1415. >> it's a great act to step aside on behalf of the great needs of the church. it speak thoises great humanity and love of us. >> reporter: parishioners expressed their favoring opinions of the pope. >> he's put in major contributions while he was pope. >> we wanted to pray for him. we know he will spend the rest o his days in prayer for us. >> reporter: cardinals will choose a new pope in coming weeks. >> when i see that white smoke
. >>> more details are coming out today about pope benedict xvi's health and the last appearances he will make before stepping down. danielle nottingham has the latest for wjz from the vatican. >> the crowds in st. peter's square are speculating about who will replace pope benedict xvi. some feel the time has come for more diversity in the catholic church. >> perhaps it would be good to have a black pope. >> i'm from venezuela. and we hope to get a pope from another country. >> i don't think it matter where is they're from, as long as as long as they open thelogically to welcoming in as many people as possible. >> reporter: cardinal peter turkson from ghana, could be the first black pope. cardinal leandro sandri of argentina is considered the top candidate from south america. pope benedict xvi is stepping down because the 85-year-old said he no longer has the physical or mental strength to lead. >> reporter: the vatican just disclosed that pope benedict received a pacemaker before he became leader of the catholic church in 2005 and recently, sec
the vatican about the health of pope benedict. danielle nottingham has the latest for wjz, from the vatican. >> reporter: the vatican has revealed that pope benedict's closest aide will remain as his private secretary and will also run the new pope's household. the dual role for monsignor giller gynesign is raising questions about how much influence benedict will have over his successor. >> no one has said exactly mahe's going to do. and it will be benedict who decides what he does do ask doesn't do. even the pope's brother has said the new pope would be wise to consult the former pope from time to time. >> reporter: the pope told parish priests in rome thursday morning, he will be hidden from view, after he steps down. the holy father says he will live a life of prayer. in a former monestary inside the vatican walls. >> reporter: even though pope benedict is expected to be out of sight, images of him around the vatican will be around for many years to come. >> reporter: tourists who make the pilgrimage here buy all sorts of le -- religious
t anna matranga has reaction. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi stunned the vatican saying he no longer has the strength to do the job. the 85-year-old pontiff says he will step down at the end of the month becoming the first pope to resign in 600 years. church leaders express their sadness. >> it's like watching your own dad get old. and admit that he's not up to all the duties of being a head of a family involves. >> reporter: the news quickly spread through st. peter's square. >> i hope the next pope can be better than this one. >> reporter: pope benedict became head of the catholic church succeeding pope john paul. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes and there are a lot of questions over how he handled the sex scandal in particular. >> reporter: there are several contenders but no clear front runner. >> who among this body has the qualifications, the characteristics, the spiritual gifts to fill that chair. >> reporter: pope benedict appointed half the cardinals that will choose his success
confirmation vote. >>> pope benedict officially steps down on thursday. cardinals are gathering in rome to choose his successor. in one of his last acts, though, as pope, benedict changed the rules of the conclave to allow it to get started as soon as they arrive. alan pizzey reports. >> reporter: the pope seems increasingly at peace as he said his last good-byes. he leaves behind a vatican beset by troubles for the next pope and for those who will choose him. britain's most senior cleric, scott scottish cardinal keith o'brien, officially resigned and then took the unprecedented step of opting out of the conclave after he was accused of inappropriate contact with three priests dating back 30 years. o'brien disputes the accusations but said he didn't want to be the focus of media attention in rome. the news came as the pope accepted a report into what is likely to be his successor's greatest burden -- an internal investigation into power struggles and corruption within the vatican hierarchy. the pope ordered the investigation after his butler was found to have stol
. pope benedict the 16th is resigning. the pope is said to be resigning on the 28th of this month. we'll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available. again, according to cnn the pope is resigning, not retiring. >>> back here in maryland, a former first lady is expected to appear at a forum for candidates seeking to replace former anne arundel county executive john leopold. kendall urlik will join a forum on thursday. applications to become county executive must be submitted to the county council by this friday. >>> at the staple centers in los angeles the music industry's biggest night of the year, there were some surprises and memorable performances at this year's grammy awards. >> the grammys lived up to its reputation for being unpredictable when mumford and sons took home album of the year. >> we figured we weren't going to win anything because the black keys have been sweeping up all day. >> dan orback of the black keys took home four awards. fun made a splash this year. they won two grammys including best new artist and song of the year. >> and the grammy goes to
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, jack. >>> is there a secret sex scandal report behind pope benedict's resignation? >>> cocky, drew peterson, screams his innocence just before a judge sentences him in the murder of his third wife. >>> wintry weather mix moving into our area. what can we expect and where? coming up in bob's weather forecast. >>> all right. we have breaking news right now to tell you about. we're going to go live to captain jeff long in sky eye chopper 13. what's going on, jeff? >> well, this accident is clearing up here in the golden ring area. this is on rossville boulevard, at yellow brick road. an accident involving the vehicle and a school bus. a second school bus came in for a transport. and we did see two ambulances leave the scene. but we don't have any report on injuries at this point. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, jeff. >>> shocking surveillance video leads to the suspension of four police officers in quebec. a suspect is seen lying facedown in the snow, with his arms ou
from the vatican. pope benedict xvi is resigning at the end of the month. >>> a massive tornado tears through mississippi, causing major damage to the university. >>> mumford was the word at last night's grammys. and mike piazza is here since the baseball hall of fame snubbed him. >>> but we begin this morning's today "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this is major news coming out of the vatican. >> breaking news, pope benedict xvi set to step down. >> he'll step down february 28 the last pope to freely resign within the 13th century. >>> what a tornado. it's going to cross the interstate. it crossed the interstate. >> at least 15 tornadoes were reported in alabama and mississippi. >>> a huge twister. >> several buildings on the southern university of mississippi campus hit. >> this is surreal. >>> meanwhile thousands are still without power after the massive snowstorm hit the northeast. >> there are reports another big storm is coming. are you ready for that. >> i don't even want to think about it to tell you the truth. >>> a million-dollar awa
benedict steps down on thursday. yesterday he gave his final sunday blessing and defended his position to retire and there's news this morning surrounding one of the cardinals who helped pick benedict's successor and the pope has changed the conclave rules to hold the conclave earlier than normal. allen pizzey is in vatican city. >> reporter: more troubles for the vatican city and the conclave. it was announced he was resigning and would not take part. cardinal o'brien is the focus of atense because he's been accused of inappropriate contact with four young priests some 30 years ago. the cardinal denies the allegations but said he was not taking part in the conclave so as not to detract from the conclave to choose pope benedict's successor. that brings the number down to 115. benedict told the faithful who came to his last sunday blessing that he was not abandoning the church but doing what was best to serve it in a way more suitable to my age and my strength. certainly the scandal that keeps erupting would tax the strength of any 85-year-old. even before ben dig
maryland. your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> pope benedict xvi appears before thousands of gathers today for the first time since he announced his retirement. thousands gathered in vatican city to see the pope on ash wednesday. he addressed the crowd in english saying he was resigning for the good of the catholic church. today will likely be his last public mass before he steps down at the end of the month. >>> it is also the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. once it becomes effective, the church's 117 cardinals under the age of 80 will get to vote on who should succeed benedict. >>> in california a terrifying drop through the air all caught on camera as the sky diver realizes he's in serious trouble seconds after he jumps out the plane. his parachute released too early sending him into a tail spin until he went unconscious. he survived but spent 2 weeks into the hospital. an faa investigation found the parachute was flawed and should never have been used. >>> the 2013 westminster kennel club dog show is over and there's a new top dog in town.
benedict's second to last republican appearance. he'll step down at the end of the month, and the vatican says a new pope could be installed by mid-march. pope benedict's last public appearance is scheduled for sunday. >>> in russia, a modern-day gold rush for meteor fragments. people say they found chunks of space rock buried in snow. if they're real the fragments could be worth thousands of dollars. meanwhile an army of volunteers turned up sunday after the blast that blew out windows in an industrial town about 950 miles from moscow. around 1,200 people were injured. >>> well it is tax season and tax fraud continues to be a growing problem. just last month, the irs made over 100 arrests in identifying theft-related cases, and as segtd doan reports, the irs is struggling to keep ahead of this crime wave. >> reporter: in 2011 joe bianco waited patiently for a $10,000 tax refund. when he contacted the irs, it said he had already been paid. >> somebody filed with a forged w-2 from walmart, claimed a refund, got the refund, using my name and social s
to gather in rome to choose pope benedict's successor, but some catholics are demanding retired archbishop roger mahoney not attend because of his role in shielding sexually abusive priests. mahoney was the lead over the los angeles diocese and says he will attend the conclave. new york's cardinal timothy dolan will also attend the conclave. he was questioned wednesday about cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests while he was the head of the archdiocese of milwaukee. the 62-year-old cardinal is reportedly one of the front-runners to succeed benedict but on wednesday he wouldn't join in the speculation. >> all the cardinals are really embarrassed to talk about that, and we'd be uncomfortable talking about it. so i'll leave it at that. >> boston's cardinal sean o'malley is also reportedly on the short list. he has a reputation as a reformer in the aftermath of the priests' sex abuse scandal. >>> well a very lucky colorado skier lived to tell histale after being buried by an avalanche. anthony robinson said he couldn't help but smile while he was bein
on the christian calendar. it was an especially emotional day as pope benedict xvi makes one of his final appearances as the holy father. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from vatican city. >> thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi the long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said thank you, let's return to prayer. the 85-year-old holy father looked tired at times, during the lengthy mass. he was wheeled down the center aisle, when he left the packed basilica. many catholics were emotional, to see pope benedict celebrate mass in public. >> it was very beautiful, very moving and a great deal of affection, i think, that could be sensed in the congregation for him. it was amazing. i feel so lucky that we were here for this experience. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people are expected here at st. peter's square for the pope's final public appearance on february 27th, a day before he steps down. >> reporter: vatican officials say the pontiff does not expect big fanfare when he leaves. >> he's n
as pope benedict celebrated has final ash wednesday mass as pope. he will retire in less than two weeks. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the vatican. >> reporter: thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi a long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said thank you, let's return to prayer. the 85-year-old holy father looked tired at times during the lengthy mass. he was wheeled down the center aisle when he left the packed basilica. many catholics were emotional to see pope benedict celebrate mass in public for the last time. >> it was very beautiful. very moving. and a great deal of affection, i think, that could be sensed in the congregation for him. >> i feel so lucky that we were here for this experience. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people are expected here at st. peter's square for the pope's final public appearance on february 27th. a day before he steps down. >> reporter: vatican officials say the pontiff does not expect big fanfare when he leaves. >> he is not the big ce
voting change and the allegations of inappropriate behavior. >> pope benedict xvi has revised the rule on how his successor will be chosen. they no longer have to wait 15 days to begin voting for a new holy father. after benedict steps down on thursday cardinals can decide to move up the ceremony. >> i think we should get it to as soon as possible. >> i'm surprise d. >> they would like a new pope before easter week, march 24th. keith o'brien will be noticeably absent. he resigned amid allegations he behaved inappropriately with other priests 30 years ago. o'brien denies the acquisitions and says he does not want the allegations to be a distraction. >> the fact that it has been accepted by pope benedict i think is significant. not of guilt, but certainly that we want an investigation to begin. >> some tourists say the new allegations are another blemish for the church. >> it's sad. very sad. >> i think it's a shame they have to experience that. >> pope benedict also met monday with the elderly cardinals who conducted a probe into the leak of vatican documents. the out going pope has de
that for you on tomorrow's "cbs evening news." pope benedict has just three days left in office and today in one of his last acts before retiring he changed the church rules so that the election of his successor can begin sooner. whoever that successor is allen pizzey tells us he will be inheriting a church in turmoil. >> reporter: the pope seems increasingly at peace as he says his last good-byes. but he leaves behind the vatican beset by troubles for the next pope and those who will choose him. today, britain's most senior cleric scottish cardinal keith o'brien, officially resigned and then took the unprecedented step of opting out of the conclave after he was accused of inappropriate contact with three priests dating back 30 years. o'brien disputes the accusation bus said he didn't want to be the focus of media attention in rome. the news came as the pope accepted a report into what is likely to be his successor's greatest burden. an internal investigation into power struggles and corruptions within the vatican hierarchy. the pope ordered the investigation after his butler was found to
. >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. in two days now pope benedict xvi will become the first living former pope in six centuries. the vatican announced today that his title in retirement will be pope emeritus. earlier today, we asked long-time vatican reporter delia gallagher, senior editor for "inside the vatican" magazine, how the vatican will cope with two popes. >> well, a lot of this will be unchartered territory and will depend, i think on common sense of the pope emeritus, benedict who has said he would like to live hidden from the world a life of prayer, a life of silence and one has to take him at his word that that is indeed, what he intends to do he especially is a man who understands that he has to allow the freedom of the new pope to take the church in the direction that he sees fit without setting up any kind of anti-papacy. i mean these cardinals have been appointed by pope benedict xvi and john paul ii so i don't think we'll see a situation of conflict. >> pelley: why can't the vatican seem to settle on a date for the conclave to begin to select the new pope? >> well part o
to be with you. >> axelrod: now to the vatican where pope benedict is set to resign this coming thursday. cardinals from around the world have started to arrive in rome to elect the successor. there are new hint of scandal clowgd the pope's final few days. >> reporter: in a final address to the vatican bureaucracy today benedict thanked church officials for helping him bear what he called the weight of the papacy. just how heavy the weight is has been highlightedded over the past week. italian media has been riddled with eyebrow-raising stories of potential scandals. that may be an exaggerate but a vatican official was fired because of a homosexual liaison in 2007 and another in 2010. the latest investigations are by three cardinals into the so-called vati-babies scandal that resulted in the conviction of the pope's butler for stealing documents. the main concern seems to be the effect the news cooch on the cardinals when they swer the conclave to choose the next post. >> the personal we might choose will be assuming increasingly heavy responsibility. >> reporter: benedict remains busy w
benedict the 16th deliver his final sunday blessing. >> i think everyone for the many expressions of gratitude. this morning the pontiff think the crowd in english. the pope will retire on thursday. here in baltimore, local parishioners held a mass to honor the 85-year-old. at a may has story. >> reporter: a mass at the cathedral of mary our queen. catholics say goodbye to pope benedict the 16th. >> we know that he's given everything to us, now we want to pray for him. >> hundreds packed with pews for this historic service. it's the first time a living pope has retired since 1415. >> it's an act of great humility to step aside in view of the great needs of the church. it also speaks to his great humanity and his loss -- his love for all of us. >> he wasn't that anxious to become pope when they made him pope. he's put in a major contribution. >> we know he will spend the rest of his days in prayer for us. >> cap was also pray for cardinals for the new pope. >> i guess i would like to say, yes, it's going to be an american. smith. >>
appearance, overlooking saint peter's square, benedict asked pilgrims to pay for the next pope. the retired pope creates a host of problems that will require creative solutions. benedict will eventually live inside vatican city. that will allow him to stay out of the public eye and ensure security. because it is sovereign territory, it will also make it impossible for lawyers to sue him for the sex abuse scandal, which some have already tried to do. when the pope dies, normally, his writings are put in the secret archives. but benedict plans to keep writing so his notes will likely be handed over to him. the issue has been titled bishop emertus of rome, for which he'll be paid a salary of just over $3,000 a month. there is still no firm decision on whether church law can be altered to choose a successor prior to 15 days after the pope leaves office. prior to the conclave, they speak their minds. greg burke has more. >> some of the cardinals are known. but a lot are not. so it's interesting. they get together a few times every year. but it'
. benedict xvi deliver his last public mass. >> reporter: thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi a long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said "thank you. let's return to prayer ." the 85-year-old holy father looked tired at times during the lengthy mass. he was wheeled down the center aisle when he left the packed basilica. many congratulates -- catholics were emotional to see him celebrate mass for the last time. >> it was very moving. and i think there was a great deal of affection that could be sensed in the congregation for him. >> it was amazing. i feel so lucky that we were here for this experience. >> reporter: tens of thousands were expected here for the pope's final public appearance on february 27th, a day before he steps down. >> reporter: vatican officials say the pontiff does not expect big fanfare when he leaves. >> he's not the big celebration type of guy. and i think in many way, being pope was difficult to him for that. >> reporter: the vatican announced the conclave to el
-- counterdown -- cowntsz down. pope benedict xvi days away from handing over power. what his role will be once he steps down. >>> comfort leaves baltimore for good. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> was it a fantasy? or a real plot to harm women? i'm mary bubala. hear about the marylander tied to the so-called cannibal cop as his trial gets under way. >>> how long will it take for this rain to pass through? stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast coming up. >>> it is 42 degrees with light rain in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> after being challenged as unconstitutional. maryland's dna collection law is now under review by the supreme court. monique griego has more. >> reporter: the supreme court heard arguments for about an hour today. justices will now have to decide whether to overturn a maryland law that allows law enforcement to take dna from people who are arrested but not yet convicted. if the law is reversed, it could have major repercussions in m
pope benedict a long ovation before his last public mass before stepping down. he announced that the cop clave will convene on thursday. >>> glean green has come to represent valentine's day for the money the holiday generates. reporter: valentine's day brings out the procast nate near many people, though it is a time for love and romance. reporter: sophia, what do you think about valentine's day? >> it's good for people who have someone to share it with. grr diswhrr according to retailers, it generates some $18 preponderate 6 billion across the nation. women will spend an average of $88 on their significant others in flowers, chocolate, and the classic cards. >> after christmas, the number one holiday is valentine's day. reporter: mike baum says they count on the red to keep them in the black. >> chocolates are tremendous. they usually add it with some gift or not. >> don't let the business of valentine's day fool you. those out shopping for a loved one with sweethearts still say it's all for love. >> i don't know what i'm going to get
were stunned to hear pope benedict xvi will be stepping down at the end of the month. upon reflection baltimore archbishop william lloyd said he was not. he said the pope had been signaling he would step down when he could no longer do the job. now that that day is coming. the pontiff will not help choose or choose his successor. . >>> we are learning more about a braze brazen courthouse shooting. police say the gunman did know one of the victims, ron has more. >> >> good afternoon, police say the gunman was the exfather-in- law of one of the two women killed in the shooting. police say the 68-year-old man walked into the courthouse in wilmington and opened fire. his former daughter-in-law and another woman were killed. the women were at the courthouse for a child support hearing regarding the shooter's son. jessica, back to you. >> >> investigators say the two families have been in a bitter child custody dispute for years. >>> police say 35-year-old amanda miller was a teacher and had sex with a 15-year-old student last year.
:00 and 6:00. pope benedict is in the vatican retreat today. how rome is preparing for the election of a new vatican. join us today at health -- at 4:00 right after dr. phil. >>> and please stay with >>> welcome back. here's a look at the five day forecast with marty. >> reporter: let's see how we knock five more days of winter off the calendar. it's not going to be all that intense. 49 with rain tomorrow, 38 behind that cold front coming through thursday still breezy and 41, friday mostly cloudy, maybe a rain shower, 44 on saturday. >> i can't wait for april. >> i know . it's going to be warm. >> i'm ready for that. >>> don't miss the cbs prime time line up. at 10:00 it's hawaii 5-0. >>> a coach stepped up to win a scholarship for his student but he has to hit a big shot. the brandon basketball coach drilled this half court shot over the weekend. he scored a full scholarship for a very lucky student. >> oh, my gosh. that's awesome. >> nothing but net. >> can you imagine that feeling? >> can you imagine that student's parents. >> thank you. >>> thank you so much for watching eyewitness new
that pope benedict xvi is hard of hearing and partially blind in one eye. that's from a journalist who interviewed him recently. in ten days the pope who is 85 will retire as head of the catholic church. last night he prayed with some of the cardinals who will choose his successor. he then began a week long spiritual retreat. benedict's time as pope has been turbulent. in the u.s. church attendance is down, there is a shortage of priests and legal settlements from the sex abuse scandal have cost billions of dollars. the boston archdiocese has closed dozens of churches but in one of those parishioners have staged a sit-in that's been going on now for eight years. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: every friday night christine arnold and her 14-year-old triplets sean scott and christian arrive for their overnight shift at st. francis church. the triplets have been coming here since they were six years old. would it be weird to not come here on a friday night? >> it wouldn't feel right. >> reporter: why not? >> because like this kind of like our second home here. >> reporter: more than 1
not to leave syrian rebels "dangling in the wind." >>> when pope benedict officials steps down thursday he'll take on a new title. the vatican announced this morning benedict will be called emeritus pope and will continue to wear white. 115 cardinals are expected to vote for his successor. britain's highest ranking catholic leader will not be taking part. in one of his final acts, the pope changed the rules of the meeting. allen pizzey is in vatican city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the newest guessing game here is how soon the conclave will begin. by both law and tradition, the cardinals can't talk openly about it until one day after benedict officially leaves office. the cardinals want to get on with the job of choosing a new pope as soon as possible according to a well-placed vatican source. a major issue plaguing them will be the sex abuse scandals. but they must be dealt with in the view of cardinal james stafford, who is too old to vote in the conclave. >> if it mean to be despised which many of us it does mean then we accept that. >> reporter: you
that there could be an american pope. is that a long shot? >> no, it's not. the field is wide open. pope benedict xvi said when he resigned there are pressing questions, urgent questions and the united states is taking it up. i believe that's pretty possible. >> when you talk about americans, certainly cardinal o'malley of boston because he is seen as someone who has cleaned house from the sex abuse scandal, do you think the new pope must be a reformer must have a record of reform when it comes to the sex abuse scandal? >> the sex abuse scandal was a terrible scourge on the church and on the world and certainly we need a leader who will continue to uncover the sexual scandals, deal with them effectively, and remove those who have caused these scandals. certainly someone like cardinal o'malley who has dealt with the crisis in boston head on is needed to take the church forward for the good of the church and the good of the world. >> hue much political trading takes place with this in the way they reach a decision until you have to bring factions together and trade bac
problem, don't you dare vote for anything that raises taxes on anybody. >> thank you. and pope benedict is suggesting we will never see him again after he resigns two weeks from today. the pope told the priests this morning he'll be in his words hidden to the world. they say benedict will play no role in choosing his successor. they say he'll move to a vatican monastery to live a life of prayer and it is time now to show yo this morning's headlines. "the new york times" says iran is upgrading its nuclear facilities. new centrifuges were installed last month. meanwhile iran has started a new round of talks with the national atomic energy agency. >>> and "the wall street journal" says the u.s. and europeans have struck up a trade deal. it could take two years to compete. >>> "usa today" says there use news on chuck hagel. they could decide tomorrow. republicans are threatening to stonewall the nomination and moderate republican susan says she'll appose hagel. >> at a hearing yesterday patrick donohoe told senators the postal service needs their help. last year, ke
benedict give his final sunday address. [ cheering and applause ]. . >> the pontiff delivered his final blessings to tens of thousands from his apartment overlooking st. peter square. he says he's retiring to spend his final years in prayer. he's stepping down on thursday, the first pope to do so in 600 years. >>> and cardinals from around the world are now arriving in rome to elect the next pope but the decision will be made amid scandal italian media is saying some priests are being black mailed. the vatican says the scandal is false. >>> the academy awards was hosted by sets mcfarland. a lot of people talking about the fashions on the red carpet arrivals. a lot of people talking about ann hathaway's dress there. the film amour was honored for best foreign film. when we get the other winners we'll pass them on to you on eyewitness news. >>> also to come tonight a big blanket of snow, colorado is covered, drivers feeling the pain. what forecasters are predicting tonight. >>> oscar pistorius isn't the only one in his family accused of killing someone. the stunning new charges against hi
day at the vatican, catholics watched pope benedict give his final sunday address. [ cheering and applause ] >> the pontiff delivered his final blessing to tens of thousands from his apartment overlooking st. peter's square. he said he is not abandoning the church. rather he is retiring to spend his final years in prayer. the 85-year-old is stepping down thursday, the first pope to do so in almost 600 years, not since 1415, quite historic moment for the catholic church. >> that's older than our country. >> feels like it's been that long since we saw sun. >>> we saw it today. we get another day of sunshine tomorrow. so tomorrow will be nice and overall temperatures this week than bad, but we will have some cold -- aren't that bad, but we will have some cold temperatures again. 39 degrees outside. we'll have that full forecast detailing everything when we return. >>> from what i'm hearing today's weather was just enough that people want to say good- bye winter, just bring on spring. let's move on. >> can't quite do that yet. it is still febru
. >>> pope benedict delivered his final public mass on wednesday. >> thousands packed into st. peter's basilica to pay tribute to the pontiff who will step down at the end of this month. when he left for the last time, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. many had tears in their eyes. he's the first pope to resign in 600 years. >>> straight ahead, your thursday morning weather and in this morning's "moneywatch" report, from candy to cards and flowers to jewelry, how much are you spending on your sweetheart this valentine's day? sweetheart this valentine's day? ooooo [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. >>> here's a look at to >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. 46 the high in new york turning sunny. miami, shourks 80. chicago, showers, 42. dallas, sunny, 68, los angeles, high of 75. >> and time now for a check of the
says benedict will continue wearing white. >> interesting. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news' news. a hot air horror, two dozen tourists are dead after a fiery balloon accident. >> high school gunman, prosecutors make a deal with the student behind a deadly shooting rampage in ohio. more details coming up. >> our gray skies will soon equal rain. your full first warning weather forecast coming up. complete coverage continues with don scott, jessica kartalija, and first warning weather with marty bass and meteorologist bernadette woods. it's . >>> it cloudy and 39 degrees in central maryland. your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> in egypt 19 tourists are dead after a hot air balloon accident. parts of the balloon caught fire. then the gone la crashed into a field outside luxor it's believed it was around a thousand feet off the ground when it fell. its pilot and another person jumped and survived. >>> for the first time we're hearing the 9-1-1 calls from the night an explosion leveled parts of kansas city's shoppin
. >>> this morning pope benedict meets the faithful in rome for the first time since announcing he will resign. we'll have new details as he prepares for his final major event. >>> they ain't got fun on the carnival triumph with sewage running down the walls and waiting hours for a bite of food. hear what they're saying. >> plus we'll ask a doctor why he believes sugar is the number one cause of obesity on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by nectresse, the new 100% natural no calorie sweetener. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. i want you to listen. i'm ready for tonight. i'm ready for the rest of my life. let your hair color do the talking. new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™ triple butter complex for superior hair color, gorgeous texture and amazing shine. new revlon luxurious colorsilk buttercream™ i'm lorenzo. i work for 47 different companies. well, technically i work for one. that company, the united states postal service® works
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